Moving right along into Day 7…
These are the blocks of the day.
I’ve been out of town for a few days
and I took one of my featherweight sewing machines
and these blocks to work on.
The weather in mid-Eastern Illinois wasn’t forecasted to be very nice,
so just in case I was snowed in, or if I got the chance to sew I could.
Since I don’t sew on my featherweight machines very often,
I kind of have to re-teach myself to use them.
You know, where is that pesky scant 1/4″?
How do I rewind a bobbin if heaven forbid I run out?
Imagine my surprise when I got done with this square-in-a-square and it looked like this:
I can’t say this for all of my sewing all of the time, for sure.
I was very pleased with this progress however.
I also found it very nice that the pattern actually told me what size this piece was supposed to measure at this point, thank-you!
Block #4 by Primitive Gatherings.
This block turned out so nice…I love it!
Block #19 by Me & My Sister.
This block was a breeze too.
I wouldn’t mind making more of these either.
Block #13 by Malka Dubrawsky.
Looks pretty good from here, but…
I had to re-sew two of the seams, one of them twice to make it satisfactory to me.
I had to laugh when I was pressing it and trimming the threads before I photographed it.
It reminded me of a funny story that my MIL & husband tell of my SIL and her 4-H pancakes.
Anyone take “Milk & Eggs in Your Meals” for a 4-H project?
Back in the day, for the show, you had to make 3 pancakes EXACTLY the same size and present them on a plate to the judges.
They would critique them for size, color and of course they got to taste them too…
(how many COLD pancakes they must have had to taste that day, yuk!)
and then you were awarded a ribbon.
Well, that morning was very stressful to say the least, said SIL could not get 3 pancakes the same size to save her life, so she got out a pair of scissors and trimmed away the excess!
I can’t image the judges didn’t notice cut edges and I never did hear what color the ribbon was for those pancakes, but it makes everyone laugh whenever we are reminded of it!
This is what I thought of while I was trimming the threads.
Too bad I didn’t think of the pancake story before I ripped out those seams.
I probably could have saved myself some time and just trimmed something instead.
Hopefully yours will go together more smoothly, but if not…
Until next time,